Tags: British Army

The Royal Irish Regiment

The Royal Irish Regiment

09/04/2018 0
The Royal Irish Regiment is made up of two Battalions, one Regular and one Reserve. The regiment is the only one to be awarded the Conspicuous Gallant...
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Military Chaplains

Military Chaplains

Katie 15/03/2018 0
A chaplain is a religious representative who is attached to a secular institution such as a prison, military unit or hospital. Originally, the world c...
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Military White Parade Gloves

Military White Parade Gloves

Susannah 30/01/2018 0
White cotton tri-service gloves are worn on ceremonial parades in the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. They are worn for ceremonial event...
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Royal Gurkha Rifles

Royal Gurkha Rifles

15/01/2018 0
The Royal Gurkha Rifles (RGR) forms part of the Brigade of Gurkhas in the British Army. They are a rifle regiment whose soldiers are recruited from Ne...
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The Bradford Pals

The Bradford Pals

Susannah 04/01/2018 0
The Bradford Pals were the 16th and 18th Battalions of the West Yorkshire Regiment. The Pals regiments were units of men who lived, worked and sociali...
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The Royal Artillery (RA)

The Royal Artillery (RA)

Susannah 06/11/2017 0
 The Royal Artillery (RA) provides firepower to the British Army and is more commonly known as the ‘Gunners’. Regular and reserve units make up the Ro...
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The King's Troop 70th Anniversary Parade

The King's Troop 70th Anniversary Parade

17/10/2017 0
The King’s Troop 70th Anniversary Parade is due to take place on the 19th of October 2017 in Hyde Park, London. The event celebrates 70 years since th...
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The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

The Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rosie 16/10/2017 0
    The Royal Regiment of Scotland is the most senior and only Scottish line infantry regiment forming a core part of the British Army. The regiment c...
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Sprang Weaving

Sprang Weaving

12/10/2017 0
Sprang is an ancient method of constructing fabric that gives it an appearance similar to netting so that it has natural elasticity. Sprang, unlike ne...
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Foot Guards

Foot Guards

Susannah 19/09/2017 0
The Foot Guards are the Regular Infantry regiments of the Household Division of the British Army. There are five active regiments of the Foot Guards a...
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Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

Duke of Wellington’s Regiment

14/09/2017 0
The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment was an infantry regiment in the King’s Division, formed in 1702 by Colonel George Hastings, 8th Earl of Huntingdon. ...
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Royal Bermuda Regiment

Royal Bermuda Regiment

20/07/2017 0
Formerly known as the Bermuda Regiment, the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. Origin...
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The Invictus Games

The Invictus Games

10/07/2017 0
  The Invictus Games are an international multi-sport event for Paralympic athletes. The first Invictus Games took place in 2014 in London. The event ...
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What is a Spur?

What is a Spur?

Susannah 08/06/2017 0
Spurs are usually worn in pairs on the heels of riding boots. Their purpose is to help direct the horse to move forward or laterally while riding. The...
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Haworth 1940s Weekend 2017

Haworth 1940s Weekend 2017

24/05/2017 0
        The annual Haworth 1940s weekend this year took place between Friday the 19th of May and Sunday the 21st of May.  This famous annual event see...
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Flag of the 45th Line

Flag of the 45th Line

Susannah 24/04/2017 0
Ensign Charles Ewart was a Scottish soldier of the Royal North British Dragoons and is most famous for capturing the regimental eagle of the 45th Regi...
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The Royal Tank Regiment

The Royal Tank Regiment

08/03/2017 1
The Royal Tank Regiment or RTR is the oldest tank regiment in the world. The RTR was formed as early as 1916 during the Great War by the British Army....
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International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX)

International Defence Exhibition and conference (IDEX)

30/01/2017 0
The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, or IDEX as it’s more commonly known, is the most important tri-service defence exhibition in the ...
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United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS)

United Kingdom Special Air Service (SAS)

Richard 09/01/2017 0
The Special Air Service (SAS) is the British Army’s most renowned United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) unit. Its motto is ‘Who Dares Wins’ and has bec...
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The Parachute Regiment

The Parachute Regiment

Rosie 04/01/2017 0
The Parachute Regiment, also known as “The Paras”, is an airborne regiment of the British Army that acts as support to the United Kingdom Special Forc...
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Why Do Troops Salute

Why Do Troops Salute

22/11/2016 0
 Salutes are primarily used in the Armed Forces to show respect. There are numerous methods for performing the salute including: hand gestures, rifle ...
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The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry

25/10/2016 0
The Household Cavalry (HCav) is made up of the Life Guards and the Blue and Royals - the most senior regiments of the British Army. These two regiment...
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Women In The Military

Women In The Military

26/09/2016 0
 Women serving in the military has always been a controversial topic. As increasing numbers of countries begin to expand the role of women in their mi...
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What is a Lanyard used for?

What is a Lanyard used for?

24/08/2016 1
A lanyard is also referred to a fourragère – and is a braided cord with a sharp spike at one end. The fourragère is a very old component of some milit...
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Wyedean Charity 2016: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Wyedean Charity 2016: Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Susannah 24/02/2016 0
   Every year the staff at Wyedean Weaving select a charity to support. For 2016 Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has been selected. Past fundraising eve...
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Cadet Helmet - Product Development

Cadet Helmet - Product Development

29/01/2016 6
Wyedean has worked on various projects with the UK Army Cadets since 2012, and 2015 saw the release of the first Cadet helmet to be worn during traini...
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Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?

Where Did The Aiguillette Come From?

09/11/2015 0
     Aiguillette is an old French word for needle or tag, and refers to the metal tag at the end of the cords. Its origin is the same as shoe laces: b...
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